Hello my dear reader! Some of you had DMed me through the last few months asking about my opinion of the Skin Elements Caffeine & Arhan Hairfall Control hair mask.
Is it Cg Friendly?
Can I use this on my curls?
Does it suit all hair types?
…were some of the common questions.
I also know, many of you, even if you don’t have curly hair, are always on the look out for pocket-friendly hair masks for dry, frizzy hair or to reduce excessive hair fall (especially since we’re not entering the hot & humid months India!)
To that end, I’m so glad that the brand reached out for a review! I have been testing the mask for a few weeks now and can finally share what I think about it.
(For all of you who’s come to my blog for the first time – Hi, I’m Pallavi! In this blog, I help to teach and motivate young women to embrace their naturally frizzy, wavy curly hair! You can learn more about my tips for beginners in this post – Start Here)
If you’re interested in the review, continue reading below!
Table of Contents
- 1 Disclaimer
- 2.1 About Skin Elements
- 2.2 Description
- 2.3 What is a hair mask?
- 2.4 Details
- 2.6 First 5 ingredients (these form 95-97% of the entire product)
- 2.7 The remaining ingredients
- 2.9 Pros
- 2.10 Cons
- 2.11 Best For
- 3.1 Share this:
- 3.2 Like this:
This post is sponsored by Skin Elements and the mask was sent by them. I have strived to be absolutely honest in my experience of the mask and the review should reflect that! Thank you for trusting me. 🙂
Skin Elements Caffeine & Argan Hairfall Control Hair Mask Review
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About Skin Elements
Skin Elements provides an alternative to the millennial with products, which are not only effective but also committed for a better environment and world around us. All our products are free from any harmful chemicals, not tested on animals and 100% vegan.
The Skin Elements Hair mask is designed to provide deep conditioning and repair the most extensive of damages to your hair to restore your hair to its former glory. The caffeine and argan hair mask is made using a special formula that gives you the benefits of a hair spa at your own home and provides deep nourishment for hair which controls hair damage and gives you shining and healthy hair. The hair mask is made using natural ingredients and essential oils and should be used after shampoo and after conditioning your hair with hair conditioner.
What is a hair mask?
I’m surprised by the number of times I have been asked this but here’s what it means. All those hair spa sessions in the parlour are done via a scalp treatment, oiling session, shampoo (optional) and a hair mask. A hair mask or a deep conditioner is a intensive conditioning product that softens, smoothens the hair, frizz and flyaways giving you healthy hair.
I recommend applying a hair mask at least once a week for newbies on their curly/wavy hair journey but even my straighter hair sisters can do the same, only the technique might change- I have explained this in a few sections below.
- Quantity: 200 ml
- Texture: Quite thick, creamy
- Slip- Good
- Price: Rs. 599
Ingredients of Skin Elements Caffeine & Argan Hairfall Control Hair Mask
Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Brassica Alcohol (and) Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Amodimethicone, PEG 12 – Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, D Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Polyquaternium – 73, Argan Oil, Caffeine, Rosemary Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA & Fragrance.
First 5 ingredients (these form 95-97% of the entire product)
- Cetyl Alcohol is NOT a drying alcohol – it’s a fatty alcohol which gives intense conditioning
- Cetrimonium Chloride is a conditioning agent that also cleans buildup on your hair. It removes odour and stops the growth of microorganisms
- Behentrimonium Chloride is made from canola oil and gives a strong conditioning effect. It is very effective in reducing frizz
- Brassica Alcohol is a thickener and helps the product to emulsify (mix well together)
- Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine is a skin and hair conditioner derived from the mustard family
The remaining ingredients
- Amodimethicone is a silicone (protects hair from frizz), making it NOT CG Friendly. If you’re using a regular sulphate shampoo (a shampoo that has any of these sulphates in it’s ingredients), you don’t need to worry. Silicones are widely used across the world and do not need to be villianised!
- Only if you are following the CG Method, which is a natural hair philosophy where you avoid both sulphates and silicones, you’d need to avoid this mask
- PEG 12 – Dimethicone is a water soluble silicones that also smoothens the frizz even after the mask is rinsed away
- Glycerin and Sodium PCA are humectants – they attract water molecules from the environment to nourish and hydrate your hair
- D Panthenol is a brilliant ingredient – it gives gloss and shine to the hair, helps the product to spread evenly throughout your hair strands and also has great moisture retention properties! It gives ‘slip’ to a product, making detangling easier and also penetrates into your hair effectively, helping in volume
- Polyquaternium – 73 with Dimethicone has been seen to be great for really damaged, porous (coloured or heat damaged) hair. These two together will leave your hair soft and conditioned
- Argan Oil is in the last few ingredients – which means it’s quantity in the product is JUST enough to give you the benefits WITHOUT weighing down your hair. It will soften your hair, leave it shiny and also moisturise the scalp
- Caffeine is great for reducing hair fall by repairing your hair follicles
- Rosemary oil is another light oil, great for the scalp (anti inflammatory) and is very popular in treating hair loss. It is also stated that it delays greying of hair
- Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA are all preservatives
How to Apply Skin Elements Caffeine & Argan Hairfall Control Hair Mask
- Since naturally dry, frizzy wavy curly hair needs the intense moisture, it is better to apply after you have cleansed your hair thoroughly with your shampoo.
- After rinsing out the shampoo, divide hair into 2-3 sections.
- Smooth on a generous amount to each section, making sure no strand is left.
- Apply from crown to ends.
- Use a wide tooth comb to distribute the product
- Keep it on for 15-30 mins, preferrably under a shower cap or a thermal hot head.
- Rinse out and style as normal.
If you find your hair gets easily weighed down by conditioners or hair masks, apply the mask on wet hair, before you shampoo.
This mask can also replace your regular conditioner if your hair type falls anywhere between 3B to 4C.
- Gives intense conditioning and nourishment for your hair
- Is slippery enough to help you detangle your hair with less breakage
- Incredibly effective in reducing frizz, dryness and flyaways because of it’s conditioning ingredients AND the oils like Argan and Rosemary
- Doesn’t have a strong smell so people with sensitive noses can use without worry
- It’s thick enough to hydrate very damaged, heat damaged or dry hair
- It nourishes and cleanses your scalp (Cetrimonium Chloride)in one go
- Free from Parabens
- Made from vegan ingredients!
- Rosemary and caffeine are known to reduce hair fall (Though if your hair fall is hormonal or nutrition based, I would strongly suggest you see a dermatologist first)
- The product has a capped lid which makes it very #TravelFriendly! No leakage here which is incredibly important!
- It has silicone which if you’re following a CG Friendly routine, means you can’t use it!
- I would like it to have slightly more liquidy consistency (currently it’s a very thick cream)
- Anyone who has dry, frizzy, heat damaged hair and needs intense conditioning and moisture irrespective of having straight, wavy or curly.
- For people who want to reduce hair loss and keep the scalp healthy
- Those who are NOT following the CG Method
Buy Skin Elements Caffeine & Argan Hairfall Control Hair Mask
Product Link: https://skinelements.in/collections/frontpage/products/skin-elements-caffeine-argan-hairfall-control-mask-200-ml
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Until my next review, peeps!
Is argan hair mask good for hair? ›
ARGAN HAIR MASK TO REDUCE HAIRFALL- Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair. It also prevents hair fall and promotes hair growth.How long does it take for hair masque to work? ›
About 3-5 minutes is more than enough time for your hair mask to work its magic. It doesn't hurt to leave a mask on your hair longer than the instructions.Do hair masks actually repair hair? ›
Yes, a hair mask does actually work. In fact, they are a great way to bring dry and damaged hair back to life and promote hair growth. They're formulated to target a specific hair concern, from frizz and flyaways to lackluster locks, hence providing your hair with the nourishment it needs.Can I use argan hair mask everyday? ›
Don't: Use it everyday
Everyday use of hair masks results in over-saturation of hair making it brittle. It is recommended to use it once or twice a week at most after hair wash.
Argan oil can be used on all hair types, including dry, damaged, and colour-treated hair. However, it is important to start with a small amount and gradually increase the amount as needed, as using too much oil can weigh the hair down or make it greasy.Should I apply argan oil mask on dry or wet hair? ›
Argan oil for hair is best to be applied after washing when the hair is still wet. Apart from helping the hair to dry and comb faster, it also nourishes it from the roots to the ends and makes it shine. However, you can also apply argan oil on completely dry hair, whenever additional care is required.Should you wash your hair again after a hair mask? ›
Once you're done, rinse the mask out. You should always shampoo before masking but then condition your hair after applying a hair mask. The shampoo will open up your hair cuticles, allowing your strands to receive more goodness from the mask.What happens if you leave a mask for too long in your hair? ›
Leaving a hair mask on too long or even overnight, particularly on damp hair, can deliver too much moisture, which is what contributes to this. But the fix is easy: Just rinse your hair mask out after five minutes or as directed.Do you need to use conditioner after a hair mask? ›
If you have dry or damaged hair, then using a regular conditioner after a hair mask can help to seal in the moisture and keep your strands healthy. On the other hand, if you have oily or fine hair, then using a regular conditioner after a mask can weigh down your tresses and make them look greasy.How often should you use a hair mask on damaged hair? ›
Hair masks have the same primary purpose as your everyday conditioner—to deliver moisture and improve your strands' condition. Knowing how, and how often, to use them is essential for achieving the greatest benefits. Generally, your hair mask should be used once or twice per week in place of your regular conditioner.
Can too many hair masks damage your hair? ›
Using hair masks too frequently can do more harm than good to hair. Instead of hydrating hair, it might make hair too greasy or lead to product buildup, which would weigh hair down. It's recommended that you use a hair mask once or twice a week and follow directions on the packaging for best results.Can hair masks stop hair loss? ›
While hair masks help reduce frizziness, damage & hair fall, they also strengthen & nourish your hair & scalp with the right ingredients. They can also be in the form of deep conditioning treatments or intensive hair conditioners.What do you use first shampoo or hair mask? ›
How to apply a hair mask: Always use the treatment after shampooing. Using shampoo first will break down any build up in the hair, allowing the mask to fully penetrate and focus on the areas that need the extra love. Only apply mask from the mid to ends of the hair.Can I leave argan hair mask overnight? ›
Argan oil and argan oil masks have a slightly nutty scent and apply smoothly. The oil isn't gritty and absorbs quite quickly. And yes, you can definitely leave them on your hair overnight.Does argan oil prevent hair loss? ›
There is no medical evidence to support any claims that argan oil can treat hair loss. It has not been scientifically proven block the hormone (DHT) in your body which causes male pattern baldness or promote hair regrowth either and, therefore, argan oil is not a hair loss treatment.Who should not use argan oil? ›
Because argan oil comes from tree nuts, people with nut allergies should not use this product. Additionally, some people may experience contact dermatitis from using this product. Contact dermatitis can cause symptoms such as rash, redness, and skin itchiness.What are the risks of using argan oil? ›
Side effects and risks
When used topically, argan oil may irritate the skin. This can cause rashes or acne to form. This may be a more common reaction with those who have tree nut allergies. Even though argan oil comes from a stone fruit, it may aggravate those with such allergies.
Leaving the oil in your hair overnight gives your hair time to soak up its valuable nutrients, of which there are many. Vitamin E and omega 6 are prominent for example, meaning the oil is ideal for those who suffer from a dry scalp or dandruff. After all, these help to prevent dryness and reduce skin inflammation.How often should I use argan hair mask? ›
How often should I use argan oil on my hair? Ease in by using argan oil in your hair two to three times per week. From there, adjust based on how well your hair and scalp skin tolerate it. Oily hair types will likely want to be a bit more scarce, while damaged or dry hair types can be a bit more generous.Can you leave hair mask on dry hair? ›
I know it may seem counterintuitive, but yes it is true, you can apply a hair mask to dry hair. BUT (and this is a big but), make sure that your hair is relatively clean. Dirt, oil, and leftover product buildup can significantly interfere with the effectiveness of a hair mask, so starting with a clean slate is a must.
Should I leave argan oil in my hair at night or in the morning? ›
Argan oil for your hair
For extra dry, fizzy or damaged hair, we recommend to leave it in your hair overnight (with a towel or cloth to protect your pillow) and wash it out in the morning. Repeat 1-3 times a week. This is a great way to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.
Once the mask has stayed on your strands for the required duration, use cold water to completely rinse it off your hair. Using cold water helps to reduce frizz in your hair and stay smooth once it dries. Make sure you wash thoroughly to get all of the product off and are left with soft, clean hair.Do you put hair mask on roots? ›
Stay Away from the Roots
Just like conditioners, you should keep your hair mask concentrated on the ends, which are the most dry and less nourished part of the hair. Avoid applying hair mask to the roots at all cost!
Once you're done applying the mask, run a wide-tooth comb through your hair to help ensure the mask is evenly spread. Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Then wrap a towel around your head.What happens if you don't fully wash out a hair mask? ›
Another common misconception is about not rinsing off the mask properly, so that its active ingredients stay on your hair. In fact, the only thing this is good for is attracting dust and residue more quickly! Therefore, like conditioner, you simply must rinse your mask off thoroughly.How long should you leave a hair mask on dry hair? ›
Dry damaged hair: leave it to soak in for 20 to 30 minutes
Plan to leave it in for between 20 and 30 minutes, the time it takes for the hair fibres' gaps to be saturated with the product.
When to wash. Rossi generally tells his patients they should wash their hair once or twice per week. But if you've had chemical treatments that can make your hair drier — such as bleach, perms or relaxers — you might want to wash it less than once weekly to avoid breaking or brittle hair or split ends, he said.Can I use both a hair mask and leave in conditioner? ›
You can use a hair mask and a conditioner together, but it's essential to use them in the right order. The hair mask should come before the conditioner. The idea is that the hair mask injects tons of moisture and nutrients into your hair, and the conditioner locks all of it in.What is the difference between a hair mask and a deep conditioner? ›
Deep conditioner is used to add extra shine, smoothness, and protect your hair. Masks are made for hair nutrition and recovery. Sometimes, both products can help you reach the same goals, but in a different way.Can you overdo hair masks? ›
It all depends on the condition of your hair. When your hair still feels dry when you use it twice a week, you can upgrade the use to three or four times per week. However, you can also overdo it and then your hair becomes too heavy. This then results in limp and lifeless hair.
What are the cons of hair masks? ›
Hair masks, if not washed out, can leave a heavy, oily residue on your hair. Washing you hair afterwards helps remove the excess oils and ingredients from your hair. Using a regular conditioner then resmooths your hair shafts after the shampoo.What's the best hair treatment for hair loss? ›
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is regarded as one of the most effective hair loss treatments. Topical minoxidil can be an effective treatment for androgenic hair loss,. Some studies demonstrate improvement in up to 70 percent of users.Do you shampoo then conditioner then hair mask? ›
Hair Mask Always Goes After Shampoo
Always wash your hair first before applying a hair mask. It's a crucial step that helps the nourishing ingredients penetrate and work from the hair's core to revitalize and strengthen the strands.
A hair serum is gel or liquid in texture and contains active oils to create a protective layer between your hair and environmental stressors. The idea of a mask is to heal your hair so it's thick and creamy to revive damaged hair while hydrating and nourishing for body and bounce.Should I apply oil before hair mask? ›
While applying a hair mask, your hair needs to be cleaned from all dirt or even oil. Hence, the sequence should be - Hair Oiling -& Hair Shampooing -& Hair Masking. You should always first apply oil to your hair, then shampoo your hair to clean all dirt and oil residue followed by a hair mask.Can you put a argan hair mask on dry hair? ›
Squeeze one or two drops of argan oil into your palm and rub your hands together. Lightly apply to your clean, dry hair without massaging it into the scalp — a light coating on your hair's surface is what you want.Which oil is best for hair growth and thickness? ›
Jojoba oil is a great natural remedy for improving the health and thickness of your hair. It is full of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids that help to nourish the scalp and encourage the healthy growth of thicker strands.Do you shampoo after an overnight hair mask? ›
You'll always want to shampoo and condition your hair after you use a mask in order to make sure you won't have any leftover product build-up.Can argan oil regrow hair? ›
Similar to many other essential oils, argan oil's purported benefits for hair are a mix of fact and fiction. While it does appear to have some benefits for hair health, there's no scientific research on its purported abilities to promote hair growth or prevent hair loss.Does argan oil prevent GREY hair? ›
Yes, argan oil successfully slows down the premature greying of hair by improving the health of the scalp and hair follicles.
What is better than argan oil for hair? ›
Both jojoba and argan oil are essential oils that can promote hair growth and moisturize the scalp but jojoba is better for your hair because it most closely mimics the oils produced by your body.Does argan oil hair mask help hair growth? ›
Pure Argan Oil can reduce hair damage, improve overall hair, and scalp health, and stimulate hair growth. This contributes to fuller, smoother, thicker, and healthier hair from scalp to ends and everywhere in between.Is argan or coconut better for hair? ›
Both are great for hair growth. Coconut oil is a good choice for those with dandruff, while argan oil is the best choice for dry and damaged hair.Should I shampoo after hair mask? ›
Once you're done, rinse the mask out. You should always shampoo before masking but then condition your hair after applying a hair mask. The shampoo will open up your hair cuticles, allowing your strands to receive more goodness from the mask.Can you leave a hair mask on too long? ›
Leaving a hair mask on too long or even overnight, particularly on damp hair, can deliver too much moisture, which is what contributes to this. But the fix is easy: Just rinse your hair mask out after five minutes or as directed.Do you do a hair mask before or after shampooing? ›
How to apply a hair mask: Always use the treatment after shampooing. Using shampoo first will break down any build up in the hair, allowing the mask to fully penetrate and focus on the areas that need the extra love. Only apply mask from the mid to ends of the hair.Does argan oil stop hair thinning? ›
Argan oil can moisturize your hair and scalp and protect your hair from everyday damage. By reducing breakage and split ends and keeping your scalp healthy, argan oil may help prevent hair loss for thicker, fuller hair.How long does it take to see results from argan oil on hair? ›
How Long Does it Take Argan Oil to Work? Depending on why you are using Argan Oil, it can take a varying number of uses before seeing a result, although results can usually be seen after around four weeks of continuous use.Can argan oil cure hair loss? ›
While argan oil certainly offers some health benefits, there's no reputable scientific evidence to support the idea that it stops hair loss or encourages hair growth. If you're one of the tens of millions of men affected by male pattern baldness, relying on argan oil to keep your hair isn't the most effective strategy.Does argan oil clog hair? ›
“For those who suffer from flakes and dandruff, argan oil provides anti-inflammatory benefits and will not clog pores, which can lead to damaged hair follicles,” says Gina Rivera, hair stylist and founder of Phenix Salon Suites.
Is castor oil or argan oil better for hair? ›
There is weaker evidence for castor oil improving hair quality by increasing hair luster, and no strong evidence supporting its use for hair growth or treatment of infestation. Argan oil does not have any significant evidence supporting its use to improve hair growth, quality, or treatment of infestation.What does Cardi B use for her hair mask? ›
Oil: in the TikTok, Cardi uses coconut oil, which can help to lock in moisture, strengthen the hair, and reduce breakage.